Admissions decisions at the University of Cambridge are based solely on academic criteria - your ability and your potential. Along with all the other information you provide, interviews help Admissions Tutors to assess your application.
We invite everyone who has a realistic chance of being offered a place to attend an interview - more than 80 per cent of our applicants each year. If you have a good examination record and a favourable reference, you're likely to be invited to attend an interview. However, due to the level of competition for places, there are applicants each year who are not interviewed.
We are aware of private companies who offer, at a charge, information and advice on our admissions process and interviews.
We DO NOT support or encourage any of these commercial enterprises. None of these companies has access to any information that is not already available free of charge to all schools, colleges and individual students from College admissions offices, the Cambridge Admissions Office or Cambridge University Students' Students Union (CUSU).